Fashion Over Reason

Sunday, January 20, 2019

For Days

If you've been a long-time reader or follower, you're likely familiar with my strong feelings about the importance of both environmental and ethical responsibility in the fashion industry. It seems strange coming from someone who enjoys aesthetics and encourages people to shop, but I like to push the needle in a more thoughtful direction—that of conscious consumerism, offering food for thought on making more calculated purchases based on need and evaluating the impact of fast fashion. I try to impart some understanding of sustainable fabrics and always highly encourage going the thrifting/vintage route.

When I caught wind of new t-shirt brand For Days, I knew I needed to help spread the word about it. So here's the gist: you pay $x for x tees, they send them to you and you keep what you like. A few months from now when you're over them, you send back what you're tired of wearing and they recycle the shirts, make new ones out of the fabric, and send you back your new selects.

These simple facts about the company are going to blow your mind (they did mine):

- Their tees are 100% organic cotton and dyes (aka better for the planet, for the farmers, and for your skin).
- They don't produce any unnecessary inventory, meaning there is zero contribution to landfills.
- Their manufacturing facilities use renewable energy and generate significantly less material waste than any regular clothing plant.
- They're in the process of designing a water reclamation program to reduce their environmental footprint.
- Head here to find out more about their packaging and shipping initiatives that are reinventing the über harmful, wasteful status quo.

After all that's said and done, what about the actual t-shirts—are they even cute?! They are DOPE. They offer a ton of variety to choose from, plus it's non-committal: you send things back free of cost when you're ready for a change. I'm particularly into this burgundy number with a retro vibe, seen in these pics. I also have the Heritage 90s crop and this perfect Heritage 70s slim crew. Obsessed with all of them and feel like there's no need to buy t-shirts ever again—this is the brand that keeps on giving.

This kind of manufacturing ideology should be the norm. Let's all get on board.

For Days tee
Aritzia jeans & Kimono
Rag &Bone boots

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Lewks

'Tis the season for Holiday parties, and all these festive soirées can really stump a girl when it comes to choosing an outfit. I've been attending lots of them this season, and instead of taking the easy road and defaulting to a safe all-black ensemble, I've been jazzing things up with punchy colors and super shiny fabrics. Because if you can't do it now, when can you?!

To help get you inspired for your next merry fête, I've gone ahead and broken down three looks I wore to events last week, along with the shopping creds. Don't forget there's also New Year's Eve to plan for!

Look 1

Head to toe neon pink, but make it grunge. Why not?

Shopbop blazer and pants
Marc Jacobs t-shirt
LOQ boots

The total lewk:

Look 2

All the shiny things for the holiday season, but make it rock 'n roll.

Ba&sh dress
Rag & Bone jacket
Fendi bag

The total lewk:

Look 3

WWHHD? (What would Hugh Hefner do?) Probs wear this to a holiday party.

& Other Stories top and pants
Stella McCartney coat (found at Consignment Brooklyn)
Vintage bag

The total lewk:

Monday, December 10, 2018

Street Wise

There's something so smart about a wide leg plaid trouser, but in classic me form, I couldn't resist the dichotic appeal of pairing them with some laissez-faire pieces that would likely very much go against anyone else's style intuitions.

Balance is something I constantly reiterate on this blog, and it's my best piece of fashion advice when I'm asked to impart my "wisdom." Counterbalancing vibes instead of leaning into one full throttle is something I instinctively apply to every single outfit I put together.

If I feel pulled too strongly in one direction, I have to tip the scales on the opposite end. Which is why you're seeing me here in office pants with a baggy long sleeve tee, a ski hat, and rock 'n roll accessories.

Shirt from a diner in Sonoma
Aritzia pants
& Other Stories boots
BLK DNM jacket
Fendi bag
Elizabeth and James sunnies

Get the lewk:

Monday, November 26, 2018

Florals for Fall, Groundbreaking

Transitional weather presents the most fabulous opportunities for fashion moments. You know, when it's between seasons and building outfits is all about tactical layering. It's personally where I feel at my sartorial best, maybe because I was raised in a place where dressing for four distinct seasons was always a life necessity.

I especially love when layers are fluid and oversized and when proportions are toyed with, just like what's happening in this airy autumnal getup. Cropped plaid wide leg pants paired with a cropped flowy floral blouse, topped with a robe-like coat that drops almost all the way down to my ankles.

Elevated just the right amount of inches by these super sensible-yet-chic & Other Stories booties.

Top, coat, pants: all Aritzia
& Other Stories Boots
Marais USA bag

Friday, November 23, 2018

Glossier Lidstar Swatching: A Holiday Special

I recently swatched the Glossier Lidstars on my Insta Stories and I felt like popping that up on here could be helpful for all of you who are looking for either the perfect holiday makeup or gift ideas for your girlfriends, sisters, mothers.

The 5 shades in order above are: Herb, Fawn, Cub, Lily, Slip, Moon.

Here's what's great about these eyeshadows:

- They're buildable
- They layerable
- They can look super subtle and natural as much as they can make a big statement
- They can be mixed in with other products to add a touch of shine (for example, I add the Moon to my Cloud Paint for a little dew)

They're ideal for all those holiday parties you'll be attending, trust. They also make for great stocking stuffers, ideal secret santa gifts, and super special presents to put under the tree.

Here's the kicker: GLOSSIER IS HAVING A 20% OFF EVERYTHING SALE THROUGH THE ENTIRE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND. So get to it for all your holiday beautifying this festive season.


Feel free to email me some questions or DM me on Insta :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What I Wore to Travel & Explore

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this look before. I wore this on our trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago, put together with the Windy City's weather in mind. In fact, this was my airplane ensemble, which I had planned to stay in through our first day of exploring. It ended up being perfect.

Here are the reasons I love this look:

- The stripes are a classic but the pink scarf adds a nice jazzy touch.
- The color scheme is understated but not a snoozefest.
- The & Other Stories cords are a beautiful deep shade of blue and cute unexpected crop flared cut.
- The white Vans provide quintessential cool girl vibes.
- The suede jacket is vintage at its finest (an old Ann Taylor piece from what appears to be late 80s), and the color is echoed in the (also vintage) belt—a beautiful textured leather Armani.

It's one of those outfits that anyone can recreate, whether you're inspired by the individual pieces or the color palette. Kind of an autumnal no-brainer!

Comme de Garçons Play striped top
Tara Jarmon x Toute à l'École scarf (part of the proceeds go to schooling for Cambodian girls :)
& Other Stories cords
Vans sneakers
Vintage suede jacket and belt from A Part of the Rest

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ziggy Stardust Lite

Take the ultimate preppy piece—the white-collared shirt—throw a giant star on it (this one is by Current/Elliott), pair it with skinny leopard print denim, rock some patent leather loafers, and you've got a getup worthy of (a demure) Ziggy Stardust. I wore this fun look to One Kings Lane's brand new Soho store opening, which I thought made an apropos chic-yet-casual statement.

The great thing about both these separates is that they're super versatile. The white shirt for obvious reasons, and the leopard bottoms because they're autumn's hottest print while also being a great neutral (yes!) that you can actually wear with any color, from muted to loud (really!), depending on how adventurous you are.

Get my pieces below!

Current/Elliott shirt
Fidelity Denim Leopard print jeans
Repetto loafers
Marais USA bag

Sunday, November 4, 2018

3x1 Denim

I haven't worn skinny jeans in probably about 3 years, but if anyone could ever get me back on that wagon, it's definitely 3x1 Denim. Their collections always feel so fresh and current, plus the pieces are designed right here in the heart of New York City on Mercer Street and made in the USA. If you want that luxe feeling in an intrinsically cool pair of premium denim, these are the jeans are for you.

The rest of my outfit here is all vintage (except for the boots), like a usually roll. For some reason I felt compelled to take THE print of the summer—hawaiian—and fall's hottest—animal—and mash them together. It's like they're passing the torch to one another.

Vintage jacket (from Davis Tisdale Vintage)
Vintage Dolce & Gabbana shirt (from Odessa Rae vintage)
3x1 Skinny Crop jeans
Rag & Bone boots (last year's collection)
Vintage Fendi bag (from Thredup)

Here are some of my favorite styles from the 3x1 fall collection. Check them out!